Friday, September 9, 2011

2012 American Shih Tzu Club Specialty & GGSTF Specialty

                                            The Year of the Dragon 2012

Here we go! All the information for the Shih Tzu National Specialty. Were looking forward to a spectacular event, mark your calender.

May 8 - 12, 2012*

(*pending AKC approvals)

American Shih Tzu Club

40th National Specialty & Sweepstakes*

30th Obedience Trial & 7th Rally Trial*

hosted by:

Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers

offering Two Specialties*

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

1333 Bayshore Highway

Burlingame CA 94010

Reservations: online:


(subject to change):

Tuesday, May 8: Myra Savant Harris seminar: sponsored by ASTC Charitable Trust

“Canine Reproduction, Whelping techniques, Puppy intensive care”

Wednesday, May 9: Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers - Judge: Neil Graves

Grooming Seminar: “Learn Techniques from the Pros’

Thursday, May 10: American Shih Tzu Club: Obedience, Rally - Judge: Cathy Dutra

Golden Gate Shih Tzu Fanciers - Judge: Paullet DeLong

Friday, May 11: American Shih Tzu Club: Sweepstakes - Judge TBD

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, May 19: American Shih Tzu Club Judges: William Cunningham, Dogs

Wendy Paquette, Bitches, Intersex

Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area offers a variety of sights to see and things to do!

Within the Greater Bay Area, find Wineries, Breweries, Gardens, Museums, beautiful Pacific coastline in

San Mateo County, plus the many well known tourist attractions in San Francisco, Hotel shuttle to BART

(Bay Area Rapid Transit) and BART into San Francisco provide easy access to downtown San Francisco.

Come Early - Stay Late


Superintendent: Trent Foy Dog Shows

Day of Show Secretary: Sally Vilas


Event Chairperson Sally Vilas

Assistant Event Chairperson Pat Thomas

Awards Banquet Paula Arrigoni, Alyce Kotze, Carol Brigance

Catalog Advertising Alyce Kotze

Chief Ring Steward TBD

Decorations Earl Takahashi & Adrian Agard

Hospitality/ Welcome Bags Therese Forman & Peggy Souza

Registration Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Takamoto

Reservations/Pre-orders Bonnie Prato

Trophies Adrian Agard & Earl Takahashi

Vendors Loree Levy Schwartz

Grounds David Boone

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Buzzing at the Cluster

Mr Norman Patton
GCH Chenille Hearts On Fire

Great weekend showing GCH Chenille Hearts On Fire Jema, at the Beehive Cluster, Intermountian Kennel Club, Salt Lake City, Utah . Four wonderful back to back, Best of Breed wins under Judges Mr. Norman Patton, Mr Charles E Trotter, Mr John R Cole and Ms Denny C Mounce Thank You All So Much

Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Jema" Wins Toy Group 1

New Grand Champion, GCH CH Chenille Hearts On Fire " Jema"
Judge Mr William R Russell
Toy Group 1
Kern County Kennel Club
WOW, we are so excited to announce our new AKC Grand Champion, GCH CH Chenille Hearts On Fire " Jema" What exciting weekend back to back Best of Breed at Kern County Kennel Club. But to have finished Jema's Grand Championship Winning a HUGE Toy Group 1 Award under Judge: Mr William R. Russell on Sunday March 27, 2011.  We want to Thank You So Much, Mr William R. Russell for awarding her Best of Breed on Saturday also. And to our Judge Mrs. Janice G. Pardue for Best Of Breed  on Sunday, March 28, 2011. We do appreciate these wonderful awards, we are planning to continue with her in the show ring. Our Jema is the happiest little Shih Tzu to show, great attitude and beautiful conformation. We hope for a amazing show future!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Jema" Hits a Triple

Wow! were so excited Chenille Hearts On Fire  "Jema" wins 3 back to back Best Of Breed at Kings & Sequoia Kennel Club Dog Show! Wonderful wins going towards her Grand Championship. We had a fabulous time showing Jema this weekend to  Judge: Mr. William Bergum, Judge: Mr. Robert Lucas, also Judge: Mr. Darryl Vice. We want to Thank you all so much for making our weekend a Triple Hit!

Photo of Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire "Jema"

We also enjoyed the weekend with Barbara Denell, showing her very nice puppy dog LEVENDOSK HERE COMES TROUBLE " Travis"  Winning Winners Dog and Best of Opposite. Then off to the Country Club for a Winning Celebration! 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Best of Breed at Nor Cal Toy Dog Show

 This was one of the biggest entries showing at  Nor Cal Toy Dog Fanciers Dog Show for Shih Tzu, San Jose, February 18, 2011. Twenty-five Shih Tzu competing for a huge 5 pt major, including top ranked specials. Our Best of Breed Win with Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire " Jema" was very exciting start to a super weekend.  Judge Ms. Carolyn Taylor started the winning roll, Thanks so much!

GGSTF 39th Speciality Dog Show

 Back to Back Best of Opposite Wins for Jema. Our next turn in the ring, showing under Judge Mr Joe C Walton for another major, gave Jema her Best of Opposite Win. Mr Joe Walton commented on how much he like Jema's movement and hoped to see her again. Also showing under Judge Mr Norman B Kenney for her second Best of Opposite win. We like to "Thank" all our wonderful judges for placing Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire.

Parade Of Champions
Jacqueline & Jema

First time in the ring Junior handler is our granddaughter Jacqueline, showing Jema in the Parade of Champions at the GGSTF Speciality

Monday, February 7, 2011

"Jema" Wins Group 4 at Sun Maid Kennel Dog Show

Photo: CH Chenille Hearts On Fire, Group 4th

Super Sunday at the Sun Maid Kennel Dog Show, placing Group 4th  under Judge Mrs. Anne Katona, Sunday, Feb 6, 2011. Our unofficial photo laughing and joking as were getting ready for Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire " Jema" official photo by photographer Warren Cook. Our Super Sunday started out with a Best of Breed win showing under Judge Mr. Fredrick R. Stephens. Little things mean so much, when Jema got a special hug from him. Our little flirty girl won his heart and went on to show in the toy group. Sliding in, just in time for toys, Jema was having fun showing her Shih Tzu attitude and working the audience.

 Splendid day for Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire winning her first group placement, Thanks so much to Judge Mr. Fredrick R. Stephens and Judge Mrs. Anne Katona for making this day our Super Sunday!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

San Mateo Kennel Club Dog Show New Year 2011

Ch Chenille Hearts On Fire "Jema" Wins Best Of Opposite

Another year has passed so quickly and were off to a great start on 2011. Wonderful time showing with our friends and enjoying our winning celebrations at San Mateo Kennel Club Dog Show. Jema starting out with a bang of wonderful wins over the current number 1 ranked female shih tzu in the nation. Outstanding performance under rough conditions Stacey Bingham winning Best of Opposite with CH Chenille Hearts On Fire "Jema" under Judge Joe Tacker. It's been a while since Stacey has shown Jema, she did a splendid job. Very Proud of Jema this week as she earned more points towards her Grand Championship. We did have a few friends drop by the ring, Cheryll Limso and her family. Loved seeing them all again and and enjoying a yummy home cooked dinner with her family. Were so excited about all the fun shows coming this New Year 2011. Also winners over the top ranked shih tzu this week are Therese Foreman showing Eddie Best of Breed, also Diane Boone showing Vincent Best of Breed well done ladies congratulations.